‘ODI cricket is passing away sluggish fatality’: states Australian opener Usman Khawaja
Australian opener Usman Khawaja really feels ODI cricket is passing away a slow-moving fatality and also states it is most likely the third-ranked amongst all styles. Khawaja additionally exposed he was not stunned by Ben Stokes’ retired life from the 50-overs style.
Speaking to media in Brisbane, Khawaja stated, “My own personal opinion – I know a few of the guys are very similar – you’ve got Test cricket, which is the pinnacle, you’ve got T20 cricket, which obviously has leagues around the world, great entertainment, everyone loves it, and then there’s one-day cricket.”
“I feel like that’s probably the third-ranked out of all of them. I think personally one-day cricket is dying a slow death…there’s still the World Cup, which I think is really fun and it’s enjoyable to watch, but other than that, even myself personally, I’m probably not into one-day cricket as much either,” he included.
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Khawaja, that last played an ODI for Australia considering that the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup, thinks that 50-over suits are of extremely little relevance as a result of the Men’s T20 World Cup taking place in October-November in thecountry
Before safeguarding their T20 World Cup title in your home, Australia are arranged to play 3 ODIs each versus Zimbabwe and also New Zealand in Townsville and also Cairns specifically. They will certainly after that fly to India for a brief, three-match T20I collection prior to dealing with West Indies in 2 T20Is and also England in 3 T20Is in your home, as component of prep work for the 2022 Men’ s T20 World Cup.
“Right now it (ODIs) feels like it’s not really that important because of the T20 World Cup. Something has to give, because you can’t have all three formats all together playing all the games; you’re going to have to decide and choose. I don’t know how it`s going to go. I think T20 cricket’s here to stay definitely, and Test cricket’s here to stay definitely. But what happens to one-day cricket?”
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Khawaja, that has actually remained in the Test side considering that making an excellent resurgence by scratching up twin centuries in the 4th Ashes Test at Sydney, confessed that it would not be simple for a cricketer to play all 3 styles of the video game.
“Not impossible, (but) very tough. So much travelling. If you’re playing all three forms of the game, you’re not at home at all really. And then the demands on your body, mentally, physically and a lot of the guys might be playing also the IPL. There’s a lot of cricket going on. Yes, you get to pick and choose, I guess, in certain respects what you want to play but look, it can be very tough at the moment,” wrapped up Khawaja.
With inputs from IANS